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Orienteering and Adventure Racing Louisville Pages

Orienteering is a sport and it is an outdoor recreational activity. It all depends on how you want to enjoy it. Orienteering Louisville promotes both the Recreational activity and the sport. The meets are held on a regular basis in the Louisville and surrounding area. The meetup group was started as a separate entity from the club and the Facebook Group.
I would love to hold some clinics/workshops here with the meetup members separate from the Club Meets. It all depends on the feedback I have. My feeling is that probably half of the members would be competitive and the other half would be recreational. Maybe some will be half way in between. Whatever your choice, you will eventually want to go to an Organized meet held by one of the clubs. The meets are not easy to set up and they are set up by very dedicated volunteers.
Most of the Meetups that I post will be Meets organized by chartered clubs in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis) I will also try to post Adventure races as these are very closely related to Orienteering.
Personally I have been Orienteering for over 30 years and still love it just as much as I did back then.
I am on the competitive side but half the people I know in the club are non-competitive. That is they like the challenge of finding the “Controls” but they like to walk through the course without worrying about other participants time. If you are competitive, there is a lot to learn about running off road/Trail.

Orienteering Meets are not Geocaching events. Participants do not use coordinates to find the controls as we use very detailed maps made by International Orienteering Standards. These maps are so detailed that even small pits and vegetation differences are mapped. This makes a compass a lot less important than map reading skills. GPS is allowed only as a tool to track your route that you took to review later and compare with other Orienteer who also might have tracked there route.
Each participant has the choice of route choice. Route choice on of the most important skills that you can learn along map reading.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Results Joe Creason Park Short Orienteering Meet June 6, 2012 1:10 PM Bruce M.
Types of Meets and Events May 16, 2011 10:06 PM Bruce M.
About Orienteering and Adventure Racing Louisville March 2, 2011 11:17 PM Bruce M.

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